Marcel HernandezUnited States
One of the best walking tours I've ever taken. Victoria is totally knowledgable and more than that, she brings her big, lovely heart and passion to what she does. In addition to her historical adroitness, she also shares my lifelong devotion and appreciation of St. Teresa. What a joy to spend time with this great soul!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The only thing I can say is thank you to you all. It is very easy our job with so patient Friends, that not clients. I hope to see you soon. I would have really liked that our family name would have ment a true family relation. God bless you
Barbara CrossUnited States
I am so glad I booked the "Teresa Is Alive tour! Victoria is a wonderful guide, so knowledgeable about the history of Avila and with extensive knowledge of Saint Teresa's life and work, sites related to her life, and the context of the times she lived in. The tour was even better than I hoped. Victoria was generous with her time, gave me recommendations for other things to see, and sent me detailed information afterwards with even more about Avila, Saint Teresa, and her places. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Barbara. It was easy with you. You know how finding me in case you need anything. It was wonderful to spend the afternoon with you despite it was so hot. Please keep in contact-God bless you
Arianna BaileyUnited States
I was pretty disappointed by Victoria.I was really excited to have a private tour.I had a ton of interview questions that I was hoping to ask her for an independent study.She made it clear from the beginning that she did not want me to record anything on video, and she was hesitant to let me record any audio too. All of my other guides were enthusiastic about me recording pieces of the tour.Another disappointing piece is that my family and I were made to feel like everything was a hassle for her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arianna. You can not imagine how I regret that you didn’t enjoy my work. I did enjoyed your company. Surely I did not understand what you expect of me. My big concern was that the child would not suffer too hot. I thought it could be dangerous for a 5 years old kid, so many hours at 37 degrees . It's horrible to be dreaming of a trip for a year and that our expectations are not met. I reiterate my apology and I remain at your disposal if you come back to Avila.
Siew Hoon LeeMalaysia
We all enjoyed the tour despite the cold. Victoria is knowledgeable and she even managed to arrange a private mass for us on the spot. That was really a blessing. What we really liked about Victoria was the way she explained and her viewpoints on certain areas of the tour.
Kristin P.United States
Victoria was on time, knowledgeable, hard-working and generous with her time.
John GravesUnited States
Victoria was punctual. She met us at the bus station so early in the morning so we could start off right away. Even though the Museums and other establishments were still closed, she found a way of making us see the beauty of Avila and know about its history and culture. She was able to let us have access to the cloister and convents worth visiting especially that Avila is celebrating 500 years of Sta.Teresa de Jesus! I would really recommend this tour with Victoria.
Charles BlotnickUnited States
Victoria has a fantastic knowledge of history and religion. She took us for a detailed tour of Avila and we didn't miss a thing. I would take another tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou very much. I really enjoyed sharing with you my love for Avila
John de CubaNetherlands
The guide was pleasant and very well prepared.